Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • According to many testers, the Supra Skytop II shoes are comfortable sneakers that are great to walk around in without feeling any discomfort. They added that there are no pressure points anywhere in the shoes and that these feel even better than the original Skytop.
  • Reviewers described these high-top kicks as “cool,” “sexy,” and “swagged out.” They further added that the shoes frequently catch people’s eyes.
  • Several people loved the fit of these Supra sneakers, which they say, fit like a glove and mold to the feet.
  • The Supra Skytop II is true to size, some users reported.
  • The shoes are well-made and the cut makes feet look small, a couple of purchasers commented.
  • The shoes break in fast and only takes around a day to feel truly comfortable, one tester revealed.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Supra Skytop II wears out fast, a handful of customers complained. They stated that the high-top shoes are not ideal for daily skating or lengthy walking as the bottoms tend to wear out quickly.
  • A few people reported about the difficulty of putting these kicks on or off. They remarked that slipping the feet in is impossible and one must either use a shoehorn or completely loosen all laces.
  • The shoes are a lighter color in person than what is pictured, some purchasers said.

Bottom line

Comfortable without sacrificing style and performance best describes the Supra Skytop II. These kicks follow the Chad Muska tradition of footwear that effortlessly combines fashion-forward design with contemporary features that make wearing them a joy. The shoe gives optimum board feel, superior impact resistance, and enhanced heel protection.

One thing holding back these sneakers from being perfect is their non-durable bottoms. Skateboarders who ride daily will find that the bottoms wear out quickly. However, fashion fans or people who skate only occasionally will be pleased with their choice of kicks.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Supra Skytop
Price: $130
Colorways: Beige, Black, Grey, Purple, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Supra sneaker
A popular pick
Better rated than the previous version Supra Skytop V

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The Skytop II is a model designed for men although the look is so stylish many women buy the sneakers as well. The sizes available range from 4 to 14. Women who wish to purchase this model may do so by going down one size and a half from their standard measurement.

The Supra Skytop II silhouette has been a staple in many celebrities’ and athletes’ closets for years. Wear your sneakers casually like Mario Balotelli by pairing them with cargo pants and a long-sleeved V-neck hooded shirt. Go a bit more upscale by wearing your sneakers with regular fit pants, a V-neck shirt, and a blazer.

The Skytop II has the flash of a casual sneaker with all the performance quality you’d expect from a skate shoe. The vulcanized design gives excellent board feel, the neoprene toe caps and molded heels provide additional protection for the feet, and the high-profile cut enhances the shoes’ ankle support. Taking the skate silhouette to further new heights, the Skytop II is one model every skating and sneaker fan should enjoy.

The Supra Skytop II comes from the beloved classic, the Skytop, which is also one of the most popular models in the Supra catalog. The model was first seen in 2007, but in 2008, after an endorsement from Jay-Z, these kicks reached top status. Chad Muska’s name on the shoe—the Skytop is Chad’s signature shoe—didn’t hurt either and skateboarders rushed to cop a pair or two.

The Skytop was the product of three people’s vision. Founder Angel Cabada’s, designer Josh Brubaker’s, and Chad Muska’s. These three wanted a functional skate shoe with a fashion twist, and the Skytop was this and more. The kicks also took some inspiration from retro bball shoes from the 90s, but the uppers were entirely designed for skateboarding.

During the year 2009, the high-top style was being pushed aggressively by high-end fashion brands and the Skytop was mainly responsible for this trend. The brand released a follow-up, the Skytop II, two years after the first one—in November 2009. This time around, the silhouette featured a higher cut, two pull holes, SupraFoam midsoles, and suede and leather uppers. The pairs were limited to only 600 which quickly sold out.

  • The Skytop II features heel loop tabs for easy on and off, high memory PU insoles to enhance comfort, elastic tongue straps, and embossed suede uppers.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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